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Language, it seems…

From Volume 3 of A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth (1993), pp. 90-91, in relation to a debate on language in the Indian Parliament, 1951: Begun Abida Khan: It is all very well for the honourable Minister to take the … Continue reading

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Left Side

Say three decades ago, when announcements or memos in both Official Languages, left side being the side of the language of the original, with the right side being the translation. Now one goes first to second, at best. Up and … Continue reading

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Language Shaping Thought

In fact, you don’t even need to go into the lab to see these effects of language; you can see them with your own eyes in an art gallery. Look at some famous examples of personification in art — the … Continue reading

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